This bundle includes a choice of 2 fortnightly (short term) planning templates for English and Irish based on the 2015 Primary Language Curriculum (PLC) and are suitable for all classes from Infants – 6th class, as well as multi-class planning.

These templates have been updated to reflect the September 2019 changes to the PLC for Infants – 2nd class and the publication of the 3rd-6th class section of the curriculum.

I created these templates based on the suggestions from the PDST’s planning templates for the new Curriculum, however I did not find the PDST templates clear enough or easy to use so I spent a full week working on my own templates.

I have included 2 different templates in this bundle and you can select which one suits your needs better.

  • Template 1 does not include the progression milestones and steps and you can write your own learning objectives instead. This is to reflect the changes to the PLC that are coming in for the academic year 2019/2020 whereby the progression continua will no longer be included in the curriculum, but will be available online as a support material instead. This template is very straightforward to use.
  • However, if you do wish to use the progression milestones and steps in your planing, Template 2 lets you do this and I have included a guide to how to use the progression continua for this.


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  • Plan layout is suitable for any class using the New Primary Language Curriculum from Junior Infants – Sixth Class.
  • Suitable for fortnightly or weekly planning for those undergoing probation.
  • Fully editable Microsoft Word documents that you can change to suit your needs.
  • Very suitable for multi-class planning due to section for outlining the progression milestones and steps for different groups in the class, or differentiated objectives for each group in the class.
  • Included are blank versions of the planning templates that you can fill out for your own class. Also included are samples of the templates filled in with content for First Class so you will see how to use it. These sample plans are for illustrative purposes on how to fill out the plan only, and so I have not included sample plans for other class levels.
  • Planning for the new curriculum can appear quite daunting at first and there is a lot of new terminology, so I have included a quick guide to using the planning templates.

For my long term plans, including planning for The Primary Language Curriculum, check out the links below:

Plans for Junior Infants here

Plans for Senior Infants here

Plans for First Class here

Plans for Second Class here

Plans for Third and Fourth Class here

Plans for Fifth and Sixth Class here

9 reviews for New Primary Language Curriculum PLC Fortnightly Plan Template and Sample bundle for both English and Irish

  1. Caroline (verified owner)

    This planning template is fantastic. It is very detailed and will be of huge benefit to my planning this year.The terminology guide is also excellent.

  2. Yasmine (verified owner)

    I felt a little bit lost when it came to planning for the new language curriculum and this planning template has been wonderful to use and follow. It has made my planning much easier and will be such a help throughout the year. It’s fantastic to receive the plans in both English and Irish. The guidelines are such a help too and the short term sample template is so easy to follow and understand.
    Thank you so much for this!!

  3. Grainne (verified owner)

    Super planning template

  4. Jennifer

    Hi, just a question, I have your long term english, am using it with JI, still editing but finding it great. Would these fortnightly plans work with it?? Thanks

  5. Sinead (verified owner)

    I was completely lost when it came to planning for this new language curriculum and have looked at many planning templates but have found this to be the best one around will save a lot of time when it comes to planning.

  6. maura (verified owner)

    These planning templates are amazing. Super detailed and very well put together! well worth the money. now to just get my head around this new language curriculum, these plans will definitely help!

  7. karduffy (verified owner)

    A well structured and easy to use template. This will help so much with planning as I’ve been struggling to find a suitable planning template for the new language curriculum. Thank you!

  8. Top Teaching Resources

    Yes, this short term planning template will work with my long term plans for the New Primary Language Curriculum. Kind regards,

    Top Teaching Resources

  9. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    This is an amazing resource. I teach the multi classes 3rd-6th. I was feeling a little overwhelmed with implementing the New Primary Language Curriculum. This planning document has saved me hours from the planning point of view. It is very clear and a sample is also included which is an excellent guide to filling in your own template.

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